Raiders head coach Jon Gruden isn’t one to mince words or make excuses when it comes to his team’s play or regular-season record. If things don’t turn around quickly, it won’t matter much what he says because few will be listening. Gruden is fond of saying, “I’m a firm believer that you get what you
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."